PRODUCTION INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG STEEL 11/23 thous. of net tons 1,941 2,007# 23.4 AUTOS 11/23 units 104,261 94,974r# 14.4 TRUCKS 11/23 units 170,888 139,056r# 36.3 ELECTRIC POWER 11/23 millions of kilowatt-hrs. 68,819 67,185# 6.9 CRUDE-OIL REFINING 11/23 thous. of bbl./day 14,957 14,730# 2.1 COAL 11/16 thous. of net tons 22,086# 21,505 -0.9 LUMBER 11/16 millions of ft. 503.0# 495.0 9.4 RAIL FREIGHT 11/16 billions of ton-miles 29.9# 29.3 -0.3

Sources: American Iron & Steel Institute, Ward's Automotive Reports, Edison Electric Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Energy Dept., WWPA, SFPA, Association of American Railroads

LEADING INDICATORS

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG ECRI LEADING INDEX 11/15 1992=100 119.3 118.1r 1.6 STOCK PRICES 11/22 S&P 500 930.6 909.8 -18.3 CORPORATE BOND YIELD, Aaa 11/22 6.4% 6.3% -4.4 MONEY SUPPLY, M2 11/11 billions $5,798.5 $5,781.8r 6.9 INITIAL CLAIMS, UNEMPLOYMENT 11/22 thous. 364 381r -16.1 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, PURCHASE 11/22 350.2 345.0 18.3 MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, REFINANCE 11/22 5672.3 6174.1 13.5

Sources: Economic Cycle Research Institute, Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Fed- eral Reserve, Labor Dept., Mortgage Bankers Assn. (Index: March 16, 1990=100)

PRICES

LATEST WEEK YEARLY WEEK AGO % CHG GOLD 11/26 $/troy oz. 317.500 318.850 16.3 STEEL SCRAP 11/26 #1 heavy, $/ton 94.00 94.00 44.6 COPPER 11/22 cents/lb. 77.5 75.8 8.6 ALUMINUM 11/22 cents/lb. 66.8 66.8 3.5 COTTON 11/22 strict low middling 1-1/16 in., cents/lb. 49.34 38.55 44.4 OIL 11/26 $/bbl. 26.14 26.58 43.2 CRB FOODSTUFFS 11/26 1967=100 232.91 229.37 15.5 CRB RAW INDUSTRIALS 11/26 1967=100 244.59 241.96 11.1

Sources: London Wednesday final setting, Iron Age Scrap Price Bulletin, Metals Week, Memphis market, NYMEX, Commodity Research Bureau

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

LATEST WEEK YEAR WEEK AGO AGO BRAZILIAN REAL 11/26 3.6100 3.5155 2.5511 BRITISH POUND 11/26 1.55 1.57 1.42 CANADIAN DOLLAR 11/26 1.58 1.59 1.59 EUROPEAN EURO 11/26 0.9937 1.0013 0.8836 JAPANESE YEN 11/26 121.60 122.69 122.60 KOREAN WON 11/26 1206.1 1216.6 1283.0 MEXICAN PESO 11/26 10.177 10.110 9.168 TRADE-WEIGHTED DOLLAR INDEX 11/26 115.2 115.0 121.4

Sources: Major New York banks. Currencies expressed in units per U.S. dollar, except for British Pound and European Euro in dollars. Trade-weighted dollar via J.P. Morgan.

INTEREST RATES

LATEST WEEK YEAR WEEK AGO AGO FEDERAL FUNDS 11/25 1.32% 1.20% 1.97% COMMERCIAL PAPER 11/25 3-month 1.34 1.33 2.02 CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT 11/26 3-month 1.36 1.35 2.03 FIXED MORTGAGE 11/22 30-year 6.21 6.10 6.80 ADJUSTABLE MORTGAGE 11/22 one-year 4.41 4.32 5.29 PRIME 11/22 4.25 4.25 5.00

Sources: Federal Reserve, HSH Associates, Bloomberg Financial Markets

#Raw data in the production indicators are seasonally adjusted in computing the BW index (chart); other components (estimated and not listed) include machinery and defense equipment. 1=Western Wood Products Assn. 2=Southern Forest Products Assn. 3=Free market value NA=Not available r=revised NM=Not meaningful

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